Tips for Writing and Screenwriting Conferences

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Writing conferences are expensive, so it’s important to be prepared to make the most of the events. Often, there’s an opportunity to pitch your work as well. I’ve been to countless screenwriting conferences and share the lessons I wish I … Continue reading

Creating Characters Articles

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Everyone who knows me knows I’m a big believer in therapy and crawling inside people’s heads, both in life and in writing. I love, love, love creating complex characters. Dive inside my process of character creation. Characters: Balls of Steel: … Continue reading

Breaking Into Hollywood Articles

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“How do I break into screenwriting?” If only I had a penny for every time someone asked that question. I wish there was a simple answer, but the film industry is possibly the most dysfunctional business model ever. The bottom-line … Continue reading

Adaptation Articles

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Look at the movie titles in the theatres. Most of them are adaptations. With Hollywood loving intellectual property, why not seek out adapting a book or even turning your own script into a novel. Writers have to be experienced in … Continue reading

Tips for Pitching Agents, Managers, and Hollywood Executives

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Pitching Hollywood executives is an art. They’re fickle. They are trained to say “no.” Buying your screenplay means they have to spend millions of dollars to get it from page to screen. Who wouldn’t be nervous to say “Hell, yes, … Continue reading

Testimonials

“As a burgeoning screenwriter, Jeanne’s webinars have provided the direction I have needed to fine tune my script and to prepare me for the challenge of selling it. Oftentimes when taking classes, I feel like I have wasted my money and my time listening to someone give predictable or vague advice. Not with Jeanne. She packs in a ton of useful information into her 90 minute webinars, and always includes specific resources. She demystifies the world of Hollywood and gives practical guidance on the etiquette of script selling. Because of her webinars, I now feel confident and energized to begin the process of selling my script. Her sincerity to teach others shines through her webinars and makes her a joy to learn from. If you are going to spend any money on your screenwriting education, it is well worth it to spend it on gleaning Jeanne’s wisdom.”
– Shannon Bowen, co-author of “When Erika Met Sophie”

“You are a Godsend.  I, too, live in a remote area, and I found your presentation riveting. Thank you so much for your generosity. The content you presented was akin to striking gold.” – Crispin Littlehales

“Thank you so much for sharing great words of wisdom regarding breaking in while so far from Hollywood. There was quite a bit of invaluable websites and resources that I received from the call that will help me in my craft of being a screenwriter.”                          – Madeline Andrews

“The webinar was well worth it. You delivered what was promised, and what I really find useful: you not only have tips to try out, you give us links to books, websites, blogs etc. that can be sources for more scriptwriting expertise and inspiration. I look forward to putting your wisdom to work on my next draft.” – Robert Newton

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30 Days of Dares

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Click to tweet 30 Daring Days to your friends and followers! The Internet changed the world. Its reach makes everyone a virtual neighbor, brings knowledge in a simple Google search, helps artists raise money for their films, lets you reestablish … Continue reading

Un-becoming

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“Maybe the journey isn’t about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.” ~ Unknown Read that again… and let it sink in. … Continue reading

I am…

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When participating in panels at conferences, often times the moderator asks us to introduce ourselves. My typical response goes like this, “My name is Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, I’m a writer, co-founder of Twitter’s Scriptchat, and the Editor of Script Magazine.” … Continue reading

Labor and Life: Lessons from a Monkey

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Childbirth. A woman never thinks about the true magnitude of the pain of labor until it’s too late. The bun is already in the oven when it dawns on her it must come out at some point. Ready? Not so … Continue reading

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